Friday, June 2, 2017


Linking up today with Five Minute Friday - setting my stopwatch (on my phone, of course) for five minutes and then typing away about . . . .


Just this morning, I was thinking about living on a fixed income . . .I'm only 58 but my husband is five years older and is looking ahead to his retirement.  I DO NOT DO WELL on a budget.  He sent me an email with his proposed budget for retirement and I said, "where are my hair salon appointments?  how about the housekeeper?  what about pedicures?"  Let me tell you . . .I may have to work until I'm 80 because I don't want to give up the luxuries that I feel like I've waited on my entire life.  That is crazy - I can't believe I just typed all that but I think it is true.  

Instead, I should be thinking about what I want to accomplish with God's help in the future and I was thinking about luxuries - silly me!  I hope to be able to serve God all the way until my last breath. Laura (daughter) told me last night that it is a good thing that I work in a church because I can work up until the day I die . . .and walk down the hall to my own funeral . . .and be done with it!  hahaha! To be honest, that is the way I want to live my future.  I want to be healthy (swim in the dead sea and climb a million steps in Israel in January).  I want to live long and play with grandchildren.  I want to be riding on top of a double decker bus in New York City when I'm in my 90's . . .when I'm older (in the future).

my sweet mother-in-love and sister-in-love in New York City last week
I want to enjoy life and live and laugh and love in the future.  I want to travel and see things I've never seen (Northern Lights!!).  I want to hike to the falls in the Preserve which is right across the street from our house.  I want to LIVE!  I want to LOVE.  I want to SERVE GOD.  What do you want to do with your future?  
P.S.  I would love to keep my hair salon appointments, cleaning lady and still get pedicures, too . . .in the future, you know?  (five minutes flew by!!)


  1. Lisa, I enjoyed this fun, yet thought-provoking post. I look at the future as a blank journal, just waiting to be filled with words and photos and, yes, pedicures. :)

  2. hi lisa:) i enjoyed reading your post today. it made me chuckle a bit. my husband is also older than i but we're a little further down the road as we're both in our 70's now. (he's at the end of his 70's and i'm at the beginning.) my take on the future is a little different than yours, particularly since he had a stroke a couple of years ago. it hasn't affected his mobility but it has affected his awareness of the passing of time. it has made a huge difference in our life for sure! it has been nice to meet you:)

  3. Fun to read your thoughts on what you wish your future to look like. I loved the line, "I want to enjoy life and live and laugh and love in the future." I feel like for the first time in awhile I can say this too, without dreading my future instead. (Your FMF neighbor at #40)

  4. Thanks so much for visiting my blog! Dayle - I love your thought of a blank journal!! I love new books of any kind!! Martha - I'm so sorry about your husband's stroke - I imagine it has made a huge difference in your lives and in your thinking. Bethany - I'm so glad you aren't dreading your future!!